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INDIAN VALLEY RECORD Thursday, May 9, 1940 WEEKLY NEWS ANALYSIS BY ROGER SHAW Nazis Solidify Norwegian Gains As Fierce Fighting Is Reported; Britain Claims Sinking 30 Ships (EDITOR'S NOTE--When opinions are expressed in these columns, they are those of the news analyst and not necessarily of this newspaper.) Released by Western Newspaper Union , II GERMAN WAR: Nordic Phase And still the Nordics fought among themselves up north -- Norsemen, Germans, English, Anglo-Canadians and an occasional Norman peasant from Quebec. As some of the smoke and propaganda clouds lifted a bit, interesting news items revealed themselves to the American public. The Germans had captured able, Norse capital, with an air-wafted force of 2,000 men. They had cap- tured Narvik with a few hundred men. They had taken Bergen, sec- ond city of Norway, with a corpo- ral's guard of 100. They had occu- pied Trondheim without firing a shot. So much for expert Trojan horsemanship. It appeared, further, that many of the English troops dumped from the transports into Norway, were ill- equipped "territorial" militia, or half-trained regulars, without proper aerial support, heavy artillery, tanks, or even automatic rifles. The Germans facing them, had plenty of good, new automatic weapons, air bombers and fighters, anti-aircraft, tanks, and considerable knowledge of the Norwegian language. Accord- ADMIRAL LINDSTROM "Promises" made his nation shaky. tug to the military, critics, the Ger- man leadership and staff work, too, seemed superior. As the German invaders worked their militant way along portions of the Swedish fron- tier, Sweden recoiled in terror, al- though German "promises" offered to soothe them. German "promises" make shaky Swedes. Under leadership of Admiral Lind- strata, Sweden's small but power- ful navy is being tuned to full war- time strength. Sea Losses London claimed the'loss of.30 Ger- man ships in two weeks: most of them troop transports. FourJ.said England, were captured; the Vrest were destroyed. Sinking transports is always a hideous process," and English sources reported "3,000 Ger- man bodies washed ashore on the eastern rocks of asia inlet. In the Skaggerak, the usually optimistic French reported the sinking of a couple of German patrol boats, at the hands of a flotilla of Gallic de- stroyers. Rumors from Berlin--and elsewhere--continued to whisper that more than half of England's 15 big capital warships were dawn or out. But the English countered with the announcement of five coming new sea ~ammoths, an effort to fill up the decimated ranks. These wa- ter monsters would be payed for out of the coming fiscal year's budget of $9,000,000,000, including sales tax, "for the sake of victory." Exclud- ing marines, sailors, deck hands, and flyers, England announced that its armed and armored man-total was now 2,000,000. Norse Notations Two Norse flyers stole a big Ger- man seaplane, painted out its insig- nla crosses, and flew it to England, where they joined the royal air force. The incident shows the evils of drink: the Nazi pilots had been beering. C. J. Hambro, president of the Norwegian parliament, issued a statement that his country has defi- nite proof that Germany planned its invasion of Norway for months. He also said that the night before the invasion a German whaling boat, crowded with hidden troops and supplies, sailed lute the port of Narvik---flying the American flag. Enterprising German troops, dropped by parachute behlhd the Norse lines, eddied down to earth carrying collapsible bicycles, ma- chine.guns, radio-transmitting sets, cameras, saws, other tools, and gas- welding equipment. President Roosevelt recognized of- ficially the still undeclared Nordic war, and put Norway, like other belligerents, on a strictly cash-and- carry basis. Germany set up a pup- pet government in German-occupied Norway, modelled on that of Ger- man-occupied Czecho-Moravla-Slv vakia. HAIL COLUMBIA : I11 Term It looked more than ever like a Third Term effort by the White House white father. The President let out tentative plans for a three- weeks junket around the country in June, to counteract the Republican national convention at Philadelphia that month. Some of the political railbirds thought that Franklin would keep the Populus Americanus guessing until the very opening of the Democratic convention, at Chi- cago, in mid-July. Anti-duodecimals continued to yammer loudly against the President's seeming indecision. Pro-Rooses smiled sagely. Republi- can Publisher Frank Gannett of Rochester, N. Y declared that four more Rooseveltian years might spell some great national calamity. Mr. Gannett seemed to indicate that there was a fiery Trojan Horse (of purest Norse breed) in the White House back-room. But Democratic Senator Guffey was renominated in Pennsylvania---on the ticket of a man who was a totalitarian for Roosevelt. Taussig Tempest Rear Admiral Joe Taussig, assist- ant chief of American naval opera- tions, stuck his neck out, when he testified on the navy expansion bill to a senatorial committee. He said we needed badly an independent China; that we better fight Japan with the help of England, France and Holland; and added that it would be, strictly, a naval war--as the Yankee buffalo and the Nippon whale could hardly get at one anoth- er by land. ~Everybody scrambled around dis- avowing Mr, Taussig, "Cromwell" of the navy department. Secretary Hull, Secretary Edison, admirals, and "burocrats" all talked in wor- ried, unhappy circles. Senator Clark of Missouri suggested a court-mar- tial, to the open approval of masses of ~laln American citizens, Japanese spokesmen took the in- cident with remarkable tact and good manners, considering that they are often labeled as F~r Eastern "Prussians." They merely remind- ed their public that this was a Yan- MISSOURI'S SENATOR CLARK He suggested a court.martiaL kee election year, with plenty of "free" talk---to which they were too polite to add "cheap." Nevertheless, in service circles, Mr. Taussig ("would he were tongue-tied") is considered a good man. PROPAGANDA : Anglo & Teuto The Germans brought out still an- other propaganda job (White Book), to prove that the English had issued orders the first week in April, to seize Norse strategic points. Accord- ing to the "plan," Norse defense against England, was to be phoney. Anglo-Norse "connivance" was the keynote of this masterpiece, cere- moniously distributed to the faith- ful, and to the press. The London press tried turning on the pessimistic faucet, to ex- plain Norse reverses, and English trimmings in Norway. The news- papers told their readers it would be a long, hard war up north, and appealed prtmarily--a clever prop- aganda dodge in England--to na- tive Briton burldoggery. On Ger- mans, French, and Americans, this type of gloom-spreading has been proved disastrous; in Russia, as in England, it worksI It's a strange fact, but Americans know more about their war than Europeans themselves. SUPREME COURT: Pro.Picketeering The nine, not.so-old any. more, men stood up for labor again. They ruled as unconstitutional the anti- picketing legislation of Alabama and California, and said that free dis- cussion of laborite lapses was a ba- sic part of democratic government. Roosevelt-appolnted Justice Mur- phy, now a "sophomore" on the court, wrote the opinions. Justice McReynolds, Wilson-appointed, hard- IY popular at any time, dissented. First Out When the Germans invaded Norway, Captain IF. ,4. Me- Hale, skipper o{ the Ameri. can ]reighter Mormacsea, was warned that i{ he le/t the ,ha, r. bor el Trondheim, he wa; on his own responsibility ,be. cause of the naval war/arc in !the North sea. Nevertheless he sailed and is pictured here as I he arrived sa/ely in New York --his boat being the first to reach the United States {rein the Scandinavian war zone since the outbreak o] hostili. ties there. YANKEE OGPU: Doctor Dies [ A sensational New York subway l worker and union leader, told the~ Dies committee that reds, on the up- i and-up in labor organizations, wereI all set to shut down industry and public services, and to tie up Man-i hattan, while they practiced with1 firearms id gun clubs. Lots of peo-~l ple seemed much impressed by all this. Others decried the testimony, J and its talkative source. I Another witness declared that i Mervyn Rathborne, president of theI American Communications associa-I tion, was a dangerous red. Roose-I pelt had put him on the board of the i National Youth administration, and Mrs. Roosevelt had praised him in her news column. This witness said that 150 red radio men, on lJ. S. ships, planned to tie up the whole Yankee marine in case of war. Here was another thrill An ex-communist said he feared a red general strike, and a second Dies and Mrs. R. are not keen about one another. Dies also feared herds of red and brown Trojan Horses, ! grazing allegedly on the pampas, if any, of Mexico. NAMES in the news Premier Mackenzie King of Can. ads, on a vacation junket in Dixie visited President Roosevelt at Warm Springs, Ga and John D. Rocke- feller Jr. at the magnificent colonial restoration job in Williamsburg, Vs. The premier also sight-saw and chatter-boxed in Washington, where he is well liked, and even better known. Handsome Sir Anthony Eden, al- most forgotten, welcomed a "rough" gang of "ready" Newfoundlanders to England. They came to join up, but unlike the spruce Canadians, had no uniforms. They will serve as loggers, trawlers, gunners, and fly- ers. Eden made much of them, the tactful young Apollo now being do- minions secretary, in the Chamber- lain-Churchill cabinet. Tom Dewey's loyal New York of- fice reported that the demon district )rosecu.tor had been away from his office only 17 days out of the last 66 . Anti-Dewblrds (as the breed is called) replied that, anyway, the bright young man got around much too much for his age. Meanwhile, Dewey was golfing in Colorado Springs. Since the Germans took over un- happy Denmark, Iceland has be- come virtually independent. Bertll E. Kuniholm, a U. S. foreign serv- ice officer, now becomes our consul- general in this new "nation" of 100 000 people. Stefan Joh Stefansson, Icelandic trade commissioner in New York, becomes consul-general, here in America, for his historic is- land home, till lately a Danish do- minion. Iceland is about the size of Scotland: has the world's oldest par- liament. Meanwhile, Lawrence Steinhardt, U. S. ambassador to Russia, left the Soviets for America, on a two-month vacation. Critics wondered whether this was a "tact- ful" way to call home our top-nuncio from that red Moscow. Capt. J. W. Reegea, U. S. N was chosen first commander of our new naval alrcraft-carrier, Wasp. The Wasp is nearly 15,000 tons, and car- ries about 1,000 men. This is the sixth ship, named Wasp, in the his- tory of the American navy. GaY. Arthur James, Republican governor of Pennsylvania, told Indi- ana editors that Idle men and idle money might drive a desperate President Roosevelt Into that Sec- ond German war. Pa's favorite son stressed "peace and jobs"; Lenin, in 1917, stressed a platform of "peace and land." Kathleen Norris Says: A Call for Help From a Devoted Husband q Bell Syndicate--WNU Service.) ' sect/l . I bring home o~ce work, Lucie By KATHLEEN NORRIS 1- EAR Mrs. Norris," ,] writes a man who signs himself "Bothered," "what can a man do with a wife who is always the blues? "My wife is 34; we've been married eleven years and nave three fine children; girls of 8 and 2, and a boy of 5. Two years ago, just before my littlest sweetheart was born, we had a sad winter. My wife's mother died, and our boy was ill for weeks with mas- toiditis. Lucie was up nights~ we both were, and my loss of my depressed. "Being a splendid manager and conscientious spender, my wife did her share, perhaps more than her share, in extricating us from all this trouble. With careful spending and eliminating her parttime maid, and with a little luck in business for me, we have paid off every cent, bought a new s~ove and radio, and have kept the car in repair. I am a real estate salesman, in business with a brother, and in good times averag- ing more than $300 a month. 'Everything's Wrong,' Theme Song. "Now, but by all rights, we ought to be happy! The children are in splendid health, the older girl ex- ceptionally advanced and attractive, the boy still slight, but gaining, and my little rosebud the darling of us all. Lucic, too, eats well and sleeps well, but she cannot throw off her dismal moods. Everything is wrong; everyone else has what she wants; the atmosphere of the house is beginning to be affected by it, and the children murmur to me about Motl~er's dreariness. "If I bring home office work, Lucie complains that we never do anything social. If I suggest a movie she says that Ethel's hus- band works most nights, and Ethel has a new fur coat. If we make her join us on a picnic, damp ground, mosquitoes, flies, fear the children are eating too much--every- thing upsets her. If we leave her at home she is in tears all day. When the youngsters are hungry she will watch them eating and say that heavy, fatty food will give them bad dreams. If they don't eat she is beside herself with anxiety and wants tonics and vitamin pills for them. "When I come in at night I call to her, but she rarely answers. I go to the kitchen doorway and say something, and she sighs and says, 'Well, I wish I could feel as cheerful as you do about it. But the way the world is now I don't see how anyone can laugh.' At dinner she sits perfectly silent, sometimes with her eyes filling with tears. If one of the children gets off a Joke, she wasn't listening, has to have It re- peated. 'Poor people can't do this or thai,' she says. Or 'If Papa loses his job again' and so on. "Have you ever handled a case like this before, and if so what did you advise and did it work?" C~re Up to Patient. Poor "Bothered," I can only say In answer that I HAVE "handled cases" like this before, and whether it works or not is entirely up to the victim of this miserable psychosis, this dreary state of mind, and not at all to the actions of those about her. Many women have an attitude somewhat like this woman's, only perhaps a little less extreme. I mean that they are quiet, dismal, unresponsible, martyred during the humdrum hours of everyday living. complains that we never do anything ,For Wives Only It s up to the little wile to sup. [ ply the optimism around the family [ fireside, for the man ot the house ] has trouble enough in this modern ] business world and when he comes ] home he needs a little cheering up. I At any rate that's what Kathleen Norris says in her current article written to help one tamily in their [ particular problem and intended as J a lesson to others headed in the ] same directiou. I I And don't think that men don't J like to hear a little good news when ] ! they come home--tor they do. Good I i news is com~orting and com/ort] is important to They make no effort to be helpful or cheerful in mood. They will spend mournfQ~l hours over the con- struction of an ice-box cake or the Venetian Blinds to Simulate Windows By RUTH WYETH SPEARS HAVE you ever tried placing your davenport on the side of the room where there was a single window? You probably found that it did not look well, because the back was just high enough to give the draperies an awkward cut-Off appearance, as shown in the upper sketch. The lower sketch shoWS how a friend of mine solved this problem, and changed her living room that had seemed hopelesS, rote an attractive, cheerful place. There are no windows under those lowered blinds. A painted box-like cornice board was made I ~li[~ ~ T~IIII I CORNICE BOARD, I ,Itll~lil!ll IVENETtAN BLINDS AND [ [ [~1~1/[[ [DRAPERIES O~RWAt~ | [ ~ [AT SIDES. A NARROW I ! g ' the daY- enport and was fastened to the top of the frame of the one win- dow. The venetian blinds and the rods for the draperies were faS- tened inside this. A narrow shelf for plants just the length of the davenport back was fastened se- curely to the window sill. The flowers increase the illusion that there are three windo~s and add a cheerful note of color. NOTE: Sewing Book No. 1 tells how to make this cornice boars. Also how to make curtains and draperies :for every room in .the house from child's room to kitch" en. All about slip covers. DreSS" ins tables from boxes, tables and old mirrors. You will be delight" ed with it. Send order to: "' ] MRS. RUTH WYETH SPEARS ] Drawer IS~ | [ Bedford Hills New Yorg [ ] Enclose I0 cents tar Book No. I.I [Name '[ ]Address .j Red Cross Prisoners An international treaty provide,~ that members of a Red Cross unl~ captured by belligerents are not te be treated as prisoners of war but knitting of a baby blanket, and then produce these things with a subdued gloom that robs them of all charm. Any woman wiih a home, a good husband, three fine children, an in- come that would be wealth in nine- tenths of the countries of the globe, who talks of her family as "poor people," and envies other women their fur coats, is, to begin with, a stupid woman. She lives in a nar- row, anxious uncomfortable groove. She has built a jail for her soul, and only she can unlock it and let the soul fly free. There may be a physical base for this unnecessary glumness, but very likely there isn't. It is really a bad habit, a custom into which some women fall, of sighing and mourn- ing, growing tearful over their own depressed thoughts, sinking into long silences, making ,no effort to contribute their share to the fam- ily's happiness. They will make beds, even hang fresh curtains and put flowers about, but they do it all with a smouldering sense of re- sentment and weariness, never thinking that the old words are as true now as when they were writ- ten: "The letter killeth, but in the spirit there is life." He Likes Good News. Even when he knows it isn't true, even when he knows it is a flight of imagination and optimism, a man loves to hear good news when he gets home at night. No matter what the events of the day have Big. nifled, he is comforted, is given fresh confidence, when his wife laughs at worries, reminds him of other evil promises that never came to anything, and assures him that as long as he and she are well, and the children well, nothing can come along that they can't face and con- quer. They'll get along somehow; they can rent this house and move to smaller quarters, and it will all be fun! Some years ago a young husband and wife of my acquaintance were in desperate fear for the life of a tiny baby. The baby had been rushed to a hospital; the mother, still weak from her confinement two weeks earlier, was with her mother. When the husband went to the hospital for a conference of physi- cians he was told to see that his wife got what rest she might in the night. "For we will have sad news for her in the morning," the head doc- tor said. The young man carried this mes- sage home, delivering it in due time, but omitting the word "sad," "News?" asked the women of the household. "He means good newsl' . The wife slept deep and restfully; everyone slept---except the father. He sat near a telephone all night. And in the morning good news came; little Mark had weathered the night; he is now a splendid boy of three. And the family, forgetting the terrible scare, never will forget the generosity and courage and faith of the man who carried them through it, are to be returned to their oWp. country as soon as military exi- gencies permit. While detained, they are to care for the sick and wounded behind the enemy's lines and, in compensation, be given the same treatment, pay and quarters that they receive at home.--Col" lier's. DON'T SQUEEZE SURFACE Don't risk scarring your skin and spree." ing infection by squeezing unsigh~Y pimples and blackheads. 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